FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                BJA

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2002                                                                                    202/307-0703

 

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AWARDS OVER $2.7 MILLION TO HELP STATES AND COMMUNITIES MANAGE SEX OFFENDERS

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Eleven states received a total of approximately $2.75 million to implement comprehensive strategies to manage sex offenders under community supervision, the Justice Department announced today.  These awards mark the fourth year of the Justice Department’s Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant program, which is administered by the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

 

“We all have a responsibility to ensure that sex offenders, once released from prison, are reintegrated successfully into society with no threat to their communities,” said OJP Assistant Attorney General Deborah J. Daniels.  “These grants will help communities monitor and treat sex offenders through a comprehensive, systemic approach.”

 

To receive funds under the Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant program, communities must develop multi-disciplinary teams, which include law enforcement, probation and parole officers, other criminal justice personnel, courts, treatment providers and victim advocates.  Using these grant funds, the teams will identify strengths and weaknesses in sex offender management systems and assess the staff and equipment necessary to identify, track and treat sex offenders.

 

Training and technical assistance will be provided to grantees and other interested jurisdictions through a grant to the Center for Sex Offender Management in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

 

Attached is a list of the Fiscal Year 2002 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management grants.   More information about this program is available on OJP’s Website at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA, or the Center for Sex Offender Management’s Website at www.csom.org, or by calling the National Criminal Justice Reference Service toll-free on

1-800/851-3420.

 

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OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS

FY 2002 COMPREHENSIVE APPROACHES TO SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT GRANTS

 

 

 

STATE

 

GRANTEE

 

OFFENDER

TYPE

 

AMOUNT

 

CONTACT

 

PHONE NUMBER

 

ALASKA

 

Alaska Department of Corrections

 

Adult

 

$249,999

 

Rhonda Lundborg

 

(907) 465‑4640

 

ILLINOIS

 

Illinois Attorney General’s Office

 

Adult/Juvenile

 

$249,686

 

Paul J. Gawel

 

(312) 814-2086

 

INDIANA

 

Allen County Community Corrections

 

Adult

 

$250,000

 

Kenneth V. Scheele

 

(260) 449‑7252

 

IOWA

 

Iowa Department of Corrections

 

Adult

 

$250,000

 

Anne H. Brown

 

(515) 242‑5729

 

KANSAS

 

Kansas Department of Corrections

 

Adult

 

$250,000

 

Margie J. Phelps

 

(785) 296‑3128

 

NEW JERSEY

 

New Jersey Department of Corrections

 

Adult

 

$247,976

 

Therese Matthews

 

(609) 984‑0203

 

NEW YORK

 

County of Rensselaer

 

Adult

 

$215,260

 

Jeff Anderson

 

(518) 274‑9159

 

OHIO

 

Delaware County Juvenile Court

 

Juvenile

 

$249,994

 

Kristopher Steele

 

(740) 833‑2635

 

OKLAHOMA

 

Oklahoma Department of Corrections

 

Adult

 

$250,000

 

Bill McCollum

 

(918) 581‑2002

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

 

South Dakota Department of Corrections

 

Adult/Juvenile

 

$250,000

 

Jodi Heath

 

(605) 367‑5158

 

WISCONSIN

 

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

 

Adult

 

$250,000

 

William C. Rankin

 

(608) 240‑5311